|A distant view of Saint Paul de Vence|
The other day we visited the historical hill-top town of Saint Paul de Vence. It's an annual pilgrimage for us and seeing as its just a five minute drive, one that we make easily and readily. We always go for the ice-cream, although it's a joy to simply stroll through the narrow pedestrian streets which offer a mild reprieve from the oppressive heat. Admittedly, Saint Paul is riddled with tourists, which can be a bit much at times, but the history and beauty of the place more than makes up for any inconvenience. Entering the town on foot, you walk through a passage that dates back to the fourteenth century. I was trying to impress this titbit on my boys, but they only had eyes for an old canon gracing the entrance. So much for history lessons!
Anyway, here are a few pictures I took, which might entice you to make the journey, if you haven't already. It's interesting to note that Saint Paul is also the home of the famous hotel-restaurant La Colombe d'Or, which houses an impressive collection of modern art, including Fernand Léger and Chagall.
|The entrance to the walled town|
|Even the street signs are charming!|